Ant’s Airplanes released the Drifter 582 Ultralight earlier this year, in what was the developer’s first entrance into Microsoft Flight Simulator. At the time, seasoned simmers remembered old memories about Ant’s most famous product, the Tiger Moth, a beloved FSX and P3D airplane that is probably the best biplane to ever grace those platforms.
MSFS simmers may have some decent biplane options already, such as the Stearman, the Nieuport 17, or the recently released Carenado Staggerwing, but today we bring you some exciting news from Ant’s Airplanes: the Tiger Moth is being developed for Microsoft Flight Simulator, and we already have the first images of its beautiful model in the sim!
This first teaser came directly from Anthony Lynch, who started sharing his progress with this aircraft a few weeks ago. We have just a few images so far, showing the external and internal model, which is already looking quite impressive. Note that textures are subject to change.
One of these images shows the Tiger Moth with its Gipsy engine exposed, exhibiting the very detailed model of the engine but also a cool functionality: prop, spinner, and engine panels can be removed. This also indicates that a great feature of the older Tiger Moth may be coming to MSFS as well, which is the simulation of engine wear and damage, where engine usage and oil consumption must be tracked in order to prevent failures.
Ant’s Tiger Moth should be a very rich and authentic simulation of this popular British biplane, which was primarily designed for training purposes leading up to WWII, but ended up in the hands of hundreds of civilian operators, who still fly the aircraft today for recreation purposes.
As usual, we’ll be following the development of this aircraft, looking forward to hear about an expected release date and possibly a free demo for simmers to try out. Stay tuned for further news!
We thank our reader Sean K for the tip!